Paris Expands Big Car Reduction Plans

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo made a game-changing announcement in the name of clean air and walkability

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December 9, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


"Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told the Journal du Dimanche this week that she intends to create four 'semi-pedestrianized' zones near the city center. These areas would permit only bikes, taxis, buses, and cars driven by residents of the district," according to an article for Streetsbog by Angie Schmitt.

A few more of the details, among others, as reported by Schmitt:

  • "Hidalgo said she plans to begin the policy of restricting through-traffic  during weekends, with the goal of ramping it up to a full-time policy. The proposal closely resembles a traffic reduction plan for central Madrid."
  • "Hidalgo also promised to double the number of bike lanes in the city by 2020, pledging €100 million (US$123 million) to the effort."

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